Wednesday, January 28, 2015

DIY Rope Tie Backs -- Restoration Hardware Inpired

Hola Amiga's, how was your weekend? We still have my family visiting from Germany so I have been extra busy. But I wanted to share a tiny little project I did with the help from my Mom. I have been wanting to get "Rope Tie Backs" for our downstairs curtains to add a little PAZAAAAM !!!!!
 I have seen gorgeous rope tie backs at places like Restoration Hardware, but the cost is $60 for one and I needed four...So we needed to come up with a DIY solution. Now being the lazy person that I am and at all cost trying to avoid getting out the drill, here is what we did
I purchased 4 strings of  Jute Ropes  at Michaels for $5.99 each 
and 4  Clear Large Command Hooks for $4.99 each.
 We used one rope per curtain panel, and simply wrapped the rope
around the curtain loosely & secured the ends together by wrapping
jute twine around the ends. I hide the clear hook behind
the curtain, so you really can't see it on the wall.
Here is our Living Room window, I apologize for the bad quality pictures,
it was getting dark and I just didn't have good lighting.
By the way, the curtains are RITVA from Ikea. I love them
because they come in 118" length, and I think a little curtain
puddle on the floor looks good with the tie back look.

Here is our Dining room, again pictures are bad, I should try re-taking
better pictures during the day when I have plenty of natural light
coming in, but I was in a hurry to share this with you.....


  I think the rope really compliments the jute rug under the cowhide.
The dining room is far from finished, but coming along nicely.
If you missed my inspiration board for this room, click  HERE

 Now... keep in mind that we do not open and close our curtains downstairs so the
tie backs are just for looks, If you need to be able to tuck them in and out a lot, you might
want to check out these gorgeous tie backs from Restoration Hardware I mentioned earlier.

Or if you don't want to spend that much MULAHHHHHH
here are some more super awesome ROPE TIE BACK DIY's 
I found while getting ideas on-line.

Thanks so much for visiting me!!!! 
Sending warm winter hugs to all my readers!!!!

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  1. Your tie backs look great... I love do-it-yourself stuff... and this one looks wonderful. :)

  2. Looks great Christine!!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  3. I love the look! Your version is a great idea! your so clever!

  4. Love your tie backs better than Restoration Hardware. They look awesome. You go girl.

  5. I love all the ideas for tie backs, and always better when they dont cost a fortune! Thanks for linking this week on Friday Features!!
    Have a great weekend, hope to see you for our wordless wednesday!

  6. Great idea! Thank you for linking up at pin worthy Wednesday, this has been pinned.

  7. Great ideas! Thank you for sharing them on Show Me Saturday!

  8. They turned out so cute Christine! Sure does beat the $80 price from Restoration Hardware!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. Loving the tie backs, especially the price! Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Hi Christine ~ stopping by from the "Something to Talk About" link party to say hello! Love using rope for both nautical feel and it's practical too :-) Great job with your tie-back solution! Hope you stop by to link up again next week! Bwg ~~~

  11. So cute. I love the nautical feeling. I may try this on our back porch. :)

  12. I absolutely love the tiebacks! You are too funny about not wanting to get the drill out! Totally me! Haha! They look great!
    Kendra @

  13. I am loving this. I have been wanting to make tie backs for my master bedroom curtains out of stringed pearls and ribbon but didn't have any ideas about attaching them. I never thought about the clear comman hooks....aren't those the best invention since the ipod? Love what you did!!

  14. Great job on the tie backs, they really look nice. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  15. The rope is a perfect addition and right on trend. Thanks for linking up!

  16. Wonderful!! Thanks for introducing me to your blog! So many great ideas!!

  17. What a great idea to just make these yourself and so thrifty too. I can't believe how expensive they can be, it sure adds up when you need several. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  18. I love that Christine! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  19. Love the tie backs! I love a little curtain puddle too!

  20. This is such a great idea. I love the texture the rope adds to your pretty curtains.
    Mary Alice

  21. That's great! I love the corner by the window!

  22. This is so cool! I love the look of the rope to tie back your curtains, such a clever idea! Thanks for linking up with us at Motivational Monday! Hope you'll join us again this week :)

  23. I love this look! I actually did almost the exact same thing in my son's nursery - except using a thinner red twine/rope. I even used a command hook just like you did! It works so perfectly! Thanks for sharing at The Creative Circle!

  24. Your tie backs look great.. definitely gives the RH look you wanted at a fraction of the cost. Great Job!

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